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Anchovy Rancher -
Subject: The Negative Mambo...
First of all, I'd like to say I enjoyed this performance. Great job, taper, nice interplay between the band members, etc., etc..
Secondly, however...What is it with some people that just have to find something that they, in their less than humble opinion(s), HATE about a particular show? I honestly don't get it. Sheesh, if you don't like something, find something you "do" like and go there. It's like somebody's holding your hand over the stove burner and you're
just letting 'em keep doing it or something.
I quit going to shows in about '89. The whole Grateful Dead Secret Language thing, bad vibes at the venues, bad drugs infiltrating the scene, rampant gate crashing and thievery, etc., etc.. So, I "went somewhere else."
I'm one of those "old" Deadheads I guess, who can remember the Good Old Days when people shared stuff, had a good time and then shared some more stuff. Parking lots were cool places to hang after shows and the scene was allot more creative and peaceful than it became in the later 80's.
Yea, I saw my first show in 1966 when I was 12 years old (with my SFPS school teacher Grandmother) and I'm from San Francisco.
I got work with a couple members of the band over the years and "shook the hand that shook the hand..." Maybe that gave me a different perspective on shows in general, I don't know.
I hope this "community" of listeners continues to evolve with the various musicians that wander in and out of the whole extended Grateful Dead line-up and various mutations. It's cool to watch things change over time, huh?
Bottom line: In the words of Thumper's Mother... (from Disney's Bambi) "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Again, a great show and a "well done" to all involved! Solid 5!
Subject: March the 15 not the 12
Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940 in Berkeley, California) is a musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career.
Subject: OH Memories, Goin' down the Road, In the Clouds
I know Jerry is up there with a huge ass smile on his face watching all of his old friends carry on the wonderful music. Phil 70 WOW I remember him in '69 in the park. How would we ever know what a huge amount of joy he and the troup would bring all of us over the years. All of the spin off bands, jam sessions and memories! Thanks Bobby & Phil for keeping the fire alive!
Subject: Absolutely Blissfull
The music is simply fantastic. Acoustic set blows me away and song selection is stellar. I danced more that night than in the last 10 further/phil/ratdog shows combined. The place was on fire and packed with wonderful people, old friends, vibes. It is beautiful, like another reviewer said, take it while you can, they/we aren't going to be doing this forever! Thanks for the great recording.
"...if I could have anything for my birthday, it would be that we all treat each other with kindness, respect, and love. That's what this community started with back in the Haight forty-five years ago, and that's what will keep us together forever."
here's to that.
the show sounds great. it's a real gift to be able to have this.
don't get me wrong, i love the dead and all of their songs stir my soul -- and i havn't been there to experience the scene throughout the spring tour(only the atlanta show) -- but i consider it significant that this set was opened with ripple. i think that maybe we all ought to take a closer look into the meaning of the song.
"I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.
If I knew the way, I would take you home"
mhmmm... that's right.
I Know You Ryder -
I hit Amherst and both Radio City shows on this run. Couldn't make the trip out west but thanks for the great recording!! What a funky TOO!!
Subject: One for the Ages
This show was not only one of the best I have seen since the Big Guy left us, but one of the best I have seen PERIOD. If you don't like Chris Robinson or Jackie Greene, then ok, you get some leeway here, because they played major roles in this show. But see this show for what it is: an absolutely masterful performance, and an amazing culmination of talent, who seemed to love every second of the 4.5 HOURS of music. There were 11 players on that stage in the first set. No one stepped on anybody, nobody was greedy. They just delivered one for the ages. That acoustic set, beginning to end, gave me the shivers. Not to say the second and third didn't. Phil was turned up so loud in the 3rd my pants were shaking. We were in his zone, on the floor, and let me tell you, he was all smiles, all night. The Not Fade>float parade>Happy B-Day Phil>Not Fade sequence was merry mayhem, and like another reviewer said, only our community knows how to stay calm and ride it our when the Mardi Gras floats start making things a little too tight. I have not wasted any time reading negative reviews about this one, because if you were there and didn't like it...I don't even know what to tell you. Lay off the model glue, maybe. It's making you a little cranky.
Thanks Phil, Bobby, John and the crew. Also thanks to the tapers. Your posts to archive make my work days cruise by. With that said, this show is worth buying on CD. The engineering is superb (as was the sound at the show) and the spirit of the night really shines through.
Subject: Classic Show
This is a classic show that will go down as a masterpiece in the Grateful/Dead/Furthur archvies. Happy 70th Phil
Subject: There is NOTHING in this world, Like A West Coast Dead Show..!!!
Hey OLD Head 21470, That was a dam good review. Everything you said I totally agree with . EVERY word you phucking said..!!!
And 4 you bitch and grumblers out there,
~~~Bob and Phil are carrying on for us Deadheads. Be Fucking Thankful that these guys come to your city and play. OLD HEAD 21470 you are the man.!!
Phil's 70th was magical, just as EVERY Bay Area show is!!!!! It was great to see CR, JG and everyone playing. It was nice to see JK kick back and let some of Phil's buddies play. They sounded amazing..(the whole night)...And of course, A big Thank You 2 the guys who record the shows!!
Like i said, "There is Nothing in this world like a West coast Dead show". ---- We are so blessed, `not because we get to see some of the most amazing west coast shows imaginable, but 2 have Bobby and Phil still playing for us. JK, you rock man, and Jerry is looking down upon this past 15 years and he is just smiling away..!!!!
~~~~~~~~ Thank You for all these years.!!!!
Hey grumblers, you bitches have some serious issues..!!!! And QUIT coming to these magical performances we don't want you here.!!!
Jac from Tucson -
Subject: Fair sounding audience recording
Happy Birthday, Phil!
OK, as far as audience recordings go, this is so-so and gets an "average" rating of 3 stars due to muddy sounding audio.
It'd like to address "biscuitsandgravy" below, who really shows bad karma in his posting. Hey, this is a place to be honest and if you don't like what someone says, then you can criticize them without going to the extreme like you did. As someone who bought Anthem of the Sun on vinyl when I was 14, I have been a Deadhead far longer than most. And "biscuitsandgravy" it's folks like you who make this community unsafe. You need to chill, man. We need to keep the music alive, and keep the love alive, and your rant just really is so against everything we old-time Deadheads have kept alive for more than four decades. Grow up.
Subject: yeah ...
... right the fuck on, dig it ...
Evan S. Hunt -
Subject: When They Play JBG
You know you've had it.
Twas long a tradition that when the boys play JBG they were playing you their last song of a performance of which they were particularly fond.
On many occasions through the history of the GD the only song that usually ever occurred after this song is We Bid You Goodnight. Oftentimes, it was their signature to the audience that they thought they delivered.
Such is totally the case in this show, performance, representation and recording.
Simply have to say that this is a most astounding achievement in the annals of all things grateful dead.
45 out of 5 stars.
And no We Bid You Goodnight!!!!
Subject: HAPPY BD PHIL! WE LOVE YOU!
This was one of the best shows I've seen since Jerry left us. The energy and the love in the crowd was amazing. Enough of all the negativity. I saw over 200 GD shows. I miss Jerry too and will never stop. But I can get past it. If you can't, well, you know where you can go and find Jerry.
Subject: This is for me
I'm writing this to get it out of my head. I don't care what anyone thinks about it and after I write this I'll never read the reviews of another show again.
First and foremost Jerry Garcia is DEAD!! He killed himself. He deprived us of his talent by doing so, but that was his right. Truthfully by the time he died he was a shell of the man I had grown to love.
I thank god that Bob Weir and Phil Lesh are alive and healthy and are still willing to share the music. I don't give a crap who sings what songs and how they chose to change the tempo of any particular song.
This is the music that I love, and I'm thankful that I can still hear it. I'm also pleased that there are younger musicians like JK,JG,WH etc. who appreciate the music and will carry the torch when Phil and Bobby give it up.I've spent the better part of forty+ years listening to this music. It's in my blood and by now by probably DNA.
So go ahead and bicker,bitch and complain but realize that there is coming a time when this is going to end and I for one will miss it. Do Not take this for granted. Embrace it and appreciate it because when it's gone it will be gone except for these tapes.
This show is amazing and if you haven't seen the video on Further.net go over there to see it. These are musicians having fun and appreciating each other.
Subject: Great Recording!
Had the chance to listen to the entire recording yeaterday and was blown away. The show was great and this recording does it justice! I gave up my recording gear several years ago for a wife and kids, and my very first setup was Nak 300's & a D-8. This sounds better than I expected and give kudos to a great sound!
Subject: ON FIRE
This show was an amazing performance from all the guys and friends. Furthur is so fire right now, everyone needs to get out and see them as soon and much as you can, don't know how long they're going to be playing for and no telling how long it will be if ever again to get this close to an actual Grateful Dead show. Hateva and All Good are going to be love, don't know if i'm going to be able to get to Furthur Fest in Utah but I'm trying. SEE FURTHUR
Now all we need to be complete is someboody that can play harmonica and howl
Subject: Sooo good - feeling the vibe
I'm just mostway through the first set but this "Further and Friends" is blowing me away. It's giving me that warm and fuzzy butterflyie feeling in my soul. This is making me fell like I must make several shows this summer. Or at least a few at a few different stops. I think it would be really great if they would include different top notch "and Friends..." at the various summer stops (Brooklyn, Lowell, Herkimer, Maine, i.e.). It elevates this whole thing to another level (for me).
Subject: We all miss Jerry
But John Kadlecik does a real fine job in his absence!
Peace and Love to all. Great show and very interesting to hear what the new musicians are adding to the mix. If your down on somebody (or yourself) go get a good DOSE of reality and dance your ass off until you're smiling from ear to ear. That's what it's all about.
Subject: Be Grateful
I just wanted to say this negativity in the scene sucks!!! When Jerry was aroung things seem to be going in one direction with all the fans. Now there is differences in which band is better than one another and even going so far as to saying this or that person doesn't deserve to be playing a certain others music. We need to be one tribe again people!! Let's get it back on track and in one direction again. All jamband/hippie bands should be one big Be Good family again. The world needs us.
And for the haters next time you need to put down other musicians make sure you leave the name of your band so that we are not missing out on your superior talent anymore.
Subject: Phil's Best Birthday (His words, not mine)
"Lazy River", so gentle, filled the soul like a nice mellow gumbo...
"They Love Each Other", I love Phil!
"Scarlet", always appreciated, "Viola", what a nice weave, is it me, or does that remind you of "Mr. Charlie" as well?
Mr. Robinson's rendition of "Like a Rolling Stone" should be reason enough to download this-- WOW!
"Playing in the Band" I always enjoy, and this one was no different. "St. Stephen" was super special for me, thanx Phil and thanx Friends and thanx Further, and thank you for reading.
The bus came by and we all got on, then there were go go gals. This was So frigging cool. It wasn't my first Dead, Phil, or Jam show, oh no, I have been to a few, but this was a special one.
And to end with "Johnny B. Goode" was a fitting end to a glorious night.
Why no encore, u ask? Dudes they played till like 1:58!! It was sweet, also, strangely they didn't give us a final bow, so I kept on saying to a friend, there gonna come back. And when the house lights went on, I said its a ruse, a distraction...
Great Night, Great show, Wonderful recording, thanx so much... Let go & Let Jerry.
Northbound Train71 -
Subject: Incredible !!!
Can't believe people still nitpick about who's singing what song, who should be singing, who's not singing enough...come on people!!! I immediately get a grin from ear to ear and a bounce in my step no matter where I am when I hear somebody covering a Dead tune...from the local one man band in SW Florida that will rip out a few Dead songs every Saturday night to any configuration of this ever evolving band.
I am only thru TLEO and absolutely loved Chris' powerful, soulful voice in both Peggy-O and Two Souls in Communion....sure I'd like to see JOhn sing more, especially Jerry tunes but I'm sure we'll get our chance.
Wish I was a headlight....
Recording sounds crisp and clear to me as well...thanks for the quick upload !!!
Subject: Go To www.furthur.net...
And watch the New Speedway Boogie video clip by Grahame...AMAZING! I can't stop watching this (5th time and counting). You can see at least 7 vocalists, five guitars, etc working together, harmonizing, exploring. Warts and all, this is truly inspiring.
This was definitely a check your ego at the door type of night. There were no guests, no introductions, this was a band of friends playing together with and for the Birthday Boy.
This was the most crowded floor I've ever been on, yet everyone was so friendly and mellow when bumped into. When the floats came out, we were severely packed together to make room - I sincerely believe that any other crowd would have panicked, causing a serious disaster. Instead, the mass just bounced together to the Bo Diddley Beat.
Second set still kills me - kudos to everyone for the Southern blue-eyed soul/blues/funk rock. Hey, Jay Russo is the only drummer out there for this set and he is just bombastic. For those who've been complaining, listen to Bobby - he's SINGING the way a lot of folks feel he should have been doing all along (listen for him yelling "Oh Shit" at the beginning of Like a Rolling STone when he realizes that he needs his capo).
This audience recording rocks! To me, it seems to have much less talking and other distractions than tapes from most of the other Furthur shows. I've been listening to the Live Downloads version for sale and feel that it is a better recording, but this Aud feels more exciting to my ears. Thank you so much to the tapers for giving this to us for free (thanks to Furthur, of course)!
Subject: Ain't no time to hate
I couldn't agree more, I am Hydrogen. We live in very blessed times. When I started listening to and seeing this music (Yale Bowl, 1971), there was exactly ONE band playing it. Now we have all these fabulous musicians playing the songs we love. Besides Furthur, Phil & Friends, RatDog and the Dead, we have Donna Jean, the BK3, JGB, etc. Then there are grpups like DSO, the Schwag, Splintered Sunlight, etc. In South FL, we are lucky enough to see Crazy Fingers and The Grass Is Dead every week.
The faces may be different, but the music is what brings us all together. Some may prefer those that stick to the original sound, some may love the new interpretations, BUT IT'S ALL GOOD! Be thankful that all these folks are making this music, sit back, and ENJOY!
I only got to see two shows on this tour (Orlando and Atlanta) but I've listened to almost all, and I am grateful the scene goes on.
WOW i'm listening to this just blown away!!! what a a show! HAPPY BDAY PHIL!! Thanx for posting this sadly i had to get off tour @ chicago and come back east but did catch quite a few(Hampton on)CYA all you Kids so0n!! ~peace~ Toddster~
1Shasta Wolf -
Subject: Life is a gift and worth celebrating
There was firecracker fun energy in the crowd and up on stage. I had a blast! The set list was diverse; I especially liked some of the old tunes like Mountains of the Moon and Two Souls. The funky disco beat in the middle was cool too. I was pleasantly surprised to see special guests like Jackie Greene; I like his style and the energy he brings into the music. All the musicians had a good time, we could feel it in the music. What a way to celebrate Phil’s 70th. Bravo!
I am Hydrogen -
Subject: New Speedway SMOKES
I almost started barking here at work listening to this song climax.
(And the chorus has implications for the conversations occurring in this forum. Smile. You're alive and listening to music. Life is good folks.)
Subject: Note of Appreciate to the Band
Dear Phil, Bob and all the bandmates,
I was at this show with my wife and another couple. We all had a great time; it was a superior musical event and birthday party. This recording, while excellent, does not capture the power, energy, joy, spirit and comraderie that clearly emanated from the stage, and from all friends who joined us in celebration of Phil's birthday, on the stage or in the house. We are most grateful for your continued excellent musicianship, and thank you so much for keeping the flame glowing brightly. As long as you play, we will faithfully listen. You continue to evolve and grow, which has contributed to my being a deadhead since my first show in 1971. Peace and love.
mm in berk -
I had a great time at this show: ear to ear grin and dancing all night. The vibe was amazing. The set list was inspired and very well executed by the boys. Thank you so much for this recording! I know I will be playing it for years.
Subject: God Bless The GRATFEUL Dead!!!!
Yes! I said "Grateful". Whatever it is branded the spirit is there & has been & always will be! The positive energy that has surrounded this band for 40 yrs is too strong to cease. No matter who sings the songs! That said, Jackie Greene puts his spin on everything he touches. He is an artist, just as Chris Robinson is, & JK for that matter. He, instead of changing it to suit him, preserves the originality & spirituality of the music! Does this make him any less of an artist than Jackie or Chris, or even Phil or Bob? Not in my world, which has for years revolved around this band & their music & now I have children who can experience the same magic that I did as a child! I would do anything to have my grandchildren be able to hear Bobby talk thru a Jerry tune, but we all know that the boys are growing old & we should hold every moment & every note near & dear because, even though we will have this music forever, Phil, Bob, & the others can only live so long? As for the show, I give every show that has been played since Jerry went home 5 stars!! We're lucky to have this music & community to retreat to & in a world as cruel as the one we live in, we need refuge!! BE NICE!!!
PEACE BE UPON US ALL!!!!!!
Subject: HEY MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey man(you know who you are)That's Not Cool. We got kids here too. It's great to see 'em dance to Furthur not read ur hate back and forth. Blow your steam off some where else...but not here man!!!
Subject: Right on!
This is great to have this show uploaded and avilable so soon. Be grateful! Furthur is doing an amazing job keepin the spirit alive and well. I imagine Jerry would be more than proud and honored. And JK is a sweet humble guy and i think he brings the playfulness back to this music. Id rather be grateful!
Subject: A little kindness on here.
Phil Lesh's birthday wish, as posted on the PhilZone:
"...if I could have anything for my birthday, it would be that we all treat each other with kindness, respect, and love. That's what this community started with back in the Haight forty-five years ago, and that's what will keep us together forever."
I thought this show was off the hook and this is an incredible recording. But we could do with a little more compassion and kindness on this forum as well as outside the venue(s). This isn't the place for ugly words on line towards each other, and it's a cowardly thing to do to hurl insults safely and facelessly from your home or coffee shop or iphone.
The spirit of this community clearly didn't die when Jerry did, so let's keep the kindness and compassion alive too, please.
Subject: be nice
dont be a dick
Subject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL!
sweet night got there late missed ripple,heartbreaking never heard them open like that mountains of the moon,they love each other,playing in the band,franklins tower,johnny b.goode,man what an elovater!hope they do a late summer shows in L.a,San diego,vegas is a must!
Viola thru Viola gots some sweet jams.
Subject: God Bless Jerry garcia
hey biscuit, so much for love and peace...same to you, you unemployed piece of shit
fuck you too, and the old farts still pretending its still the 60's...get a job, and haircut, you loser
Subject: my first furthur listen only....
but before i say anything, biscuitsandgravy grow up. try and understand that some people need time to adjust and acept what is happening here. for example, if you told me in 1984 that i was going to be a deadhead starting in 86 i would have kicked yer ass and said the dead suck.
i have only seen a few hundred dead shows since so over time furthur will grow on people.
let people voice their feelings and get it out, it's just a cry for help.
ok the show
my first furthur listen only looking at the line up this looks more like a tribute band and i only see JK on lazy river. so after hearing a friend who went to 8 or 9 shows said chi down was the best so far (i learned this yesterday) and went to take a listen and it's not as amazing as all the hype, but the hype does do this band justice. for a first listen, i liked most of it and will be eagerly awaiting to get the OK from my better half to spend some cash for the blrooklyn shows.
i also wanna say i took a listen to melvin seals and the JGB from the jerry fest last year and would love to see phil bill mickey and bob join forces with melvin seals and stu allen. my guess is that would be a monster.
this has some great sound but if you want to hear furthur without all the added guests, check out the chi town shows.
and chris robinson is not that bad, he's not that great and i do think he took up time that JK could have used, but he did a great easy wind and finally belted out a good version of hard to handle.
enjoy it while it lasts, these guys anit gonna be around for ever.
Subject: FUCK YOU ...............
godblesstheusa76: no one cares that you've been to 155 GD shows, no one cares that you're sick of St Stephen. No one care about you.. period.
dead4head: 3 stars for sound + 1 for music = 4 stars you monkey idiot. Go get blown by a cow.
Subject: sub par
happy Bday phil!
i was having a change of heart about furthur but chris robinson SUCKS!!! he's a pprick and i want to fight him.
good sound, mellow first set.
the good thing about this show is phil only sings 3 times (not including the group sing-alongs). I'm actually sick of St. stephen, never thought i'd say that but i am.
if chris robinson didnt turn the songs into shit this would be an ok show.
and JK needs to go back to DSO and continue living a lie.
3 stars for sound, zero for CR, 1 for the music
no way! he is not 70! this is a hoax!
godblesstheusa76.. Come on man where all with you of course we all miss Jerry, but seriously not play his songs? That is just doing him an injustice, Jerry would want nothing more then then his boys parading on with his tunes just as they did with many of Piggy's songs after he passed. As for the show.. I haven't checked it out yet because I got distracted with this comment, but you don't need my opinion at this point..THE EVIDENCE IS THERE! DOWNLOAD IT!
Estimated Pete -
Subject: Jerry songs
Jerry did other people's songs, so I'm pretty sure he'd want other people to do his songs, especially his brothers. It's not disrespectful at all. It's a tribute. Jerry is rolling over in his grave after that comment about playing his music. Hello!?!
Marty Puch -
Subject: Tastier than the apple I just ate.
What a yummy show. Regarding one of the comments below not to play Jerry's stuff, with that mindset we would never listen to Beethoven, no?
Subject: A stellar birthday show - politics be damned!
Pete - thanks so much for taping and putting this up so fast! I'm so bummed I couldn't make it and bring you beers all night! Thanks for being who you are and loving what you do. The shotguns showed their moxy tonight and the show sounds great!
This show is smokin' and if you want to go to church in the House of Furthur, simply play "Two Souls in Communion." Sound quality is great (thanks again Pete) and I'm already on my second listen through.
Politics be damned: If you don't like CR or JK or anyone else - we don't care. It doesn't invalidate your opinion or threaten your existence, but save your arguments about who should be in Furthur for the Phil Zone. What is valuable here is was the show good or not, what did you like/didn't like and really important: how is the quality of the recording.
Subject: I politely disagree
with you godblesstheusa76, jerry would want the music to play on. i understand the disrespectful point of view but Phil and Bob want to play these songs. They created or at least in part some of these lyrics and the major musical composition of these songs. There just as much phil and bob's songs as they are to jerry, especially phil. This music is love and jerry would want to share it with everyone. WE ARE LUCKY
Subject: ain't no time to hate
I have seen John K with this band (utica) and with the DSO. He does a wonderful job on the guitar work and the lyrics. This is a great recording, wish I was there!
Subject: Best Futhur and Friends EVER
This show was the first Furthur and Friends show ever. I went, and was suprised at what was played and who it was played/sung by, but thought that for a new assembly of musicians, they played very well.
High energy: Phil played amazingly, Jackie played great, really letting loose at times, and melded well with Bobby and John. Chris Robinson sang his heart out, and sounded great through most of the show. Bobby rocked his part, and let others shine all night. All of the percussionists sounded awesome. I had hoped that John would sing a few more, but in retrospect, it was great to hear an experiment such as this sound so great. It also made me think even more highly of John. He seems humble, extrodinarily talented, and we will be bombarded with his talent unrestrained when we are so fortunate...I feel like he is a quiet storm...grateful in every sense of the word.
The setlist for me was mostly unexpected and energetic. Phil could have thrown down a super setlist like the two new year's shows, but any band can play a gratuitist concert if that is what they want. Guaranteed nobody left this showed untouched and unsuprised.
Anyhow, THANK YOU! to Sherban and Jeff, who sold me and my girlfriend tickets at face value amongst throngs of $200-$400 tickets being sold within the week before the concert. To these strangers, with good hearts; your passing deeds of kindness left us with memories that will not fade away.
Subject: Dont miss the bus
If you have not checked out Furthur since John has joined you should do yourself a favor and do so asap. These guys are back in a big way. The entire band sounds re-enegized and have been tearing it up for the whole tour. Summer tour dates are out so dont miss out, its not too late. Just get on the bus. This show is awesome, the second set was on fire,Mingelwood, Easy wind,New speedway ,absolutely sick. While you are here check out 3/10/10 in Chicago for a setlist that dreams are made of. Thank you for the kindness of this recording, We are all Grateful.Long live the music, thanks for takin it Furthur. Peace little brothers and sisters,see y'all this summer, Buffalo 7/8/10.
Subject: Sounds great to me!
I wasn't at this show but I caught both nights in CO and was happy as hell with that. This show was more of an event and should be appreciated as such. We are witnessing the passing of the torch and it's beautiful. Let it shine!
Subject: TWO souls in Communion
has this EVER been sung in concert since Pigpen passed away. If I ever get married, this will be the song I want played.
what can i say, i got into the show for the last part of set 2 and on, way worth it, great show.
Subject: Great Sound Quality
Awesome recording of what must have been a fun show. Happy Happy to Phil. I saw the show on 3-8-10 in Portland and they sounded great (WHERE'S THE UPLOAD?). Anyone who has a problem with "fake Jerry" can just stay home and relive the glory days with their suitcase of cassette tapes. If he's good enough for Phil and Bob, he's good enough for me!
Subject: Pretty Fine
Nice quality as to show itself and recording. I wish people would stop trying to compare one version of the post DEAD bands to the DEAD or different versions of the on going bands. Each should stand on their own merits and should be compared as such. John is not Jerry nor is he Warren or should he try to be. They are seperate entities. I know it is a long on going tradition with many feeling the DEAD ended when Pig died or not likeing Brent as much as Keith.
Subject: one of a kind
This show was like no other in years. When the purpose is put in perspective and the personnel respected, you have a special event that defies comparison. Knowing that Phil commands and deserves the respect of being a big part in defining a cultural movement, I attended from a bias of unconditional happiness. We can go song by song, musician by musician and be comparative critics. To what end? The entire experience, venue, security (not) and sound were ideal. Cant remember the last show I could split the crowd, get a beer (available til the bitter end), walk back to my 4th row standing area unspilled, smoke a joint and dance hip to hip in unison with the same happy people. Huh? Only SF.
Permit me now to I to add more specific assessments of the music all personal without detraction from the event. Song selection beyond criticism...all Phil's call as it should be. I wish Kadelik had more vocal time. Robinson was deeply soulful but not as dynamic as he should be...somewhat unmoving after an hour. Kadelik appeared to have some uncertainty issues with the expectation of the duration and depth of some leads, as well as transition to next soloist. Shortly he should feel comfortable to be the artist we have seen, and at jam's conclusion the transition would find itself. Molo is insane. Jackie Green really brought it for me. In previous P and F shows he was not a good stage fit in my opinion....missed the vibe. Friday however he was huge and tore up Franklins to end the show. I was really impressed, he is extremely talented and versatile. Lastly, I cant help but these recent years how Bob can really take things the wrong way with his shaky voice, ackward phrasing, or inappropriate scat. Enjoy Europe 72 to know how incredible he can be. I hope we see the like of that when he turns 70. It wouldnt be the same great show without him this night, but a self-awarenss of his limits would enhance future shows immeasurably. Thanks to Phil for a tremendous production, I know it meant a lot to him, and everyone delivered. Best rendition of the vibe I've seen since we lost the master.
Subject: Great show but
i will give it five stars cause it was an amazing night. What I did not like about the show was the mediocre lighting job, the lights that lined the back of the stage were for the most part way too bright. And overall it just should of been better. Also the FOH mix was lacking. The night started off with the overlall volume to low. And a lot of dynamic was lost in the mix throughout the night. Scarlet for example where were the drums in that mix? I can imagine that having 4 guitarists up there and the venue made it tough, but come on! Last time I heard a mix this bad was at Santa Barbara. Jackie's first show with PLF. -
So once a gain thought the band was great the recording very very good, can't thank the taper enough. Getting it up this fast is amazing a friend of mine was also tapiong with Schoeps mk4 or 41 not sure plus the regular 744t can't wait to hear that one if it shows up. As for wanting more from the technical crew the lights and the mix were lacking. I mean I don't know what the deal is but get it together!
I'll stay out of the grousing. Too many aggressive attacks and absolutist thinking masked as "opinion".
I enjoyed the show thoroughly, espcially Two Souls in Communion and the first half of the second set (had to leave early due to closing garage). Molo and Russo were monstrous together. At moments I thought Chris Robinson was too prominent in the overall sound and sometimes the 4 guitars were a bit much, but I was very impressed with John Kladecik...even more than before. There were solos that I thought were being played by other guitarists because they didn't haved that Jerry feel. When I looked up, it was still John playing. Hats off to him! There were moments in the jamming sections when the music started to spiral out and I felt my body going with it, threatening to leave the song behind, only to come back to the "one" and closer to the song sturcture without falling apart. I haven't experienced a m oment like that at a show in a loooooong time.
The recording sounds good to me, but I wouldn't complain if a better one showed up.
Subject: Sound quality critics?????
R U F''in serious!!!! Any sound quality is better than no sound at all. We should all feel lucky just to be able to relive personal memories of shows past, time & time again. Thanks to a group of guys that got together 45 years ago & wanted to share their love of playing music with us. It could have all came to an end 15 years back, kudos to bobby & phil for still having the passion & drive to keep truckin for 45 years. Don't care who U R, but your a liar if you never had the music put U in a better mood, or make U get up & shake your bones. We should cherish & enjoy the music while we still can. As for the band, well from what i hear & have heard, they're playing & sounding as good as they ever had.
Subject: Phil's Birthday Show
Wow, almost went, plans fell apart last minute, however, now am able to listen to this beautiful show. Sounds great. Thx for everybody involved bringing this to us so quickly.
Subject: what a show..
I was at this show and spent the whole night hall dancing by the merch booth and Wharf Rat table. This show was spectacular. I can't say any more about it than that..
Amazing on many levels. First, the show is up the next morning; I start sampling my way thru prior to flying Phoenix to Philadelphia; then quickly download the show > MP3 player and listen soup to nuts while in the air. I loved it all. It is amazing how these guys can create the space to add the guests and make it seamless. Second, the music. This Furthur gig has really brought a lot of this music back for me. Like many others I have contintued to listen over the years - but have enjoyed this configuration the most. Lastly, I will have to check out that elevator jam again; first time thru it sounded pretty good.
Subject: Show Comment
Probably the best show in the past five years.
Can't comment on the recording as I haven't heard it yet.
Thanks tons for getting this up so quickly.
Subject: Phil's B'day Bash
1) An Appeal to all reviewers to distinguish between
a) your personal experience of the show
b) your prejudices
c) your evaluation of the sound recording
a) been on the road since the 70's, my teenage years in the UK, seen more than a few shows, this was a pinnacle - even if not GD - to be there in Frisco, on the floor for the ballons and the parade... Hard to imagine how it could get be better!
b) nothing cracks like the originals but this group of musicians moved the music to a new level, not always comfortable to an old-timer but open your ears and mind and listen and tell me where you can find better music to listen to...
c) There will probably be better recordings surfacing than this one, oln Archive and elsewhere. On the present recording: The vocals aren't clear and the overall sound is a bit muddy. I already heard a better recording replayed on KPFK (the music never stops, dj barry smolin, 3/14). But kudos to the present upload-to-archive team for speed and overall goodness.
I'm seldom wrong but I've been right (sic)
Subject: ditto on aching for john's vocals
on comes a time .... when i heard those opening, unmistakable notes i thought i was getting my comes a time sung by john, i was so blind with excitement that i didn't even observe chris stepping up to his mic, so i had a moment .... of disappointment and chris did the tune justice. like every thing he sang this night, and jackie too did all 'o his tunes big justice - first set brokedown yah ! it was john's night to kick back, play his guitar which he did, well, as always, and let the guests have at it with the lead vocals ... but i did get my lAZy river road ! w john on the vox and was only furthur lazy riv to boot !
it felt to me like exactly as it was billed as - furthur and friends. bobby played it perfectly, as well, gracefully allowing the guests the vocal spotlights and bURNing on hard rain's a gonna fall in princely bobby fashion !! and mighty tastily rendered ripple to open the night. bobby is ... can't come up with a word but it's only good.
by the third set i was ready for jackie to get off the stage and let pure furthur go for a while, but it was what it was in every way .. and the rotating drum machines were incredible ... set III with russo and molo on side by side kits was some of the mightiest drumming ever made any where
this furthur is the real dead - and this furthur and friends was indeed a special night. happy 70th to phil, and thank you to taper and uploaders.
blessings to all who love grateful dead. you are my family. i love you.
Subject: recording comments
Micro glitches (not sector boundry errors) between several of the tracks. There are also some volume fluctuations during the acoustic set.
My CD Packaging Scheme for the show to minimize CD "flips" during the music:
4. Comes-a-Time>JB Goode
Mike, Margate, FL -
Subject: Happy Birthday Phil
Thanks for the quick upload and what a fantastic birthday party. It may have been more friends than furthur as one reviewer wrote but heck it was Phil's birthday. I love the show and definitely want a Master copy in my collection. Looking forward to seeing this band in the summer. MB
Subject: Sweet Show
I was there and the energy for this show was off the charts, truly something special.
My only complaint is that it was more "friends" and less "Furthur" than I had hoped or anticipated. It seemed a bit too much like the Chris Robinson show, and while I very much enjoy Chris Robinson and think that he has some tremendous pipes, I would have preferred to hear J.K. take on a few of the songs that Chris sang.
Again, I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed the show while I was in the moment (and really, that's the only way to enjoy a show) and it wasn't until after that I compared the reality with the expectation and found it a smidge wanting.
I'm still giving this show a 4 star rating for sheer musical power, energy, and the novelty (plus C.R. did Pigpen proud on the Easy Wind).
Subject: john k
i think john is good with the boys, better then warren , i wonder how dso sound with out him
Subject: Wish i was there
This is an awesome setlist, i think they are sounding better every time they play
I am gonna say jackie green fits the shoes for the songs he preformed, they sounded great, and excelled the bands vibes.
Two souls in communion didn't quite have the vocal power it deserves.
I feel blessed to have been apart of such an amazing musical extravaganza. The show from start to finish was spot on, totally danceable and put smiles on lots of faces. I think it would have been nice to hear more John and less CR but it is what it is. Jackie ripped it up with John...FUN FUN FUN!!!! What ever people think, the fact remains that it was Phil's party and he invited each guy to play, picked the songs and decided who would sing them...Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Good Job Phil.
Darkest Star -
Subject: cencorship sux
Ignorant because I don't like John vocals or guitar work? hmmm. I'm not going away 'til Phil is done, so sorry you can delete my posts and call me names but I've been watching these guys with an open mind and heart since 1970. To me John just doesn't cut it. I wish he did, I love Phil and Bob and want to enjoy their recent product but to me John is weak. I don't think this has anything to do with Jerry but if you knew the man at all you know he was into doing your own thing and NOT being lame, every thing I've seen and heard from JK in the last 5 months has been lame. Again sorry if my opinion bothers you, I'm sure it'll be deleted anyway
Subject: Happy Birthday Phil!
Thank you for such a quick upload, I really enjoyed rockin' my sunday morning away with Phil and the gang. I can't think of a better way to salute such a amazing man than to bring the house down with a set closing franklin's tower and how about that not-fade-away birthday! All in all great quality great vibe, I really liked that elevator even though it seemed slightly out of place between such a spacey other one and a fire unbroken chain, none the less great show, Thanks again for all the years Phil, may you remain king of the insects for years to come
Subject: Play nice
Thanks for the support Been Too Long ... But we musn't be so critical of those that don't get what we get :-) I for one would have much rather heard John sing more Friday night. Not that I didn't enjoy CR and JG. I'm a big fan of Jackie's but don't think he carries on Jerry's work in the same manner John does. The fact that John doesn't have his own band isn't relevant. He loves this music and this is what he wants to play. And the best judges of all - Phil and Bob - so much love the way he plays it that they asked him to join them.
TNJEDWest Coast -
Subject: Happy B-day Phil
Here's wishing the grand old man a happy 70th!!!!! This set list is insane-wish I was there!! Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz download the Portland Show! One that the B-day boy really liked!!! Happy Birthday Phil and many more!!!!!
Subject: thank you for sharing!
thank you so much for such a great recording...it was a truly special show, and i'm excited to be able to hear it all again.
Subject: Monkey Tunes Rules
I've been waiting to hear this show and now I can enjoy a rainy Sunday afternoon in Philly phillin' up my ears with the great recording chops of monkey tunes... Thanks to Pete & Dawne for their hard work
peace through music... Javadawg
ps - i owe you two titty flashes for this one... :)
Subject: team nak!!
thanks for sharing. nice pull. love it when the shotguns bring it home...........
Subject: Fun Night
I had a great time at this show. Its not the same band that just toured but was a very fun night. Thank you Pete and Dawne for taping and uploading the show.
Subject: Great time, Fun Show
Nice recording job Pete!
Thanks for putting this up so fast!
Thanks Again !
Thanks(from UK) for the quick work on getting this one on Archives. Perfect to break up a dreary London Sunday!
Screaming Cheetah -
Subject: And what a birthday it was!
I went last night and what a truly great show, esp the energy! Lots of people were buzzing with how impressed they were. Phil was in good spirits and Jackie Greene smoked the scene. Bobby broke things in with a "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall". "Elevator" was sounding almost like progressive house music. Lots of (really) old songs, starting with an acoustic set, the balloon drop/parade, and Chris Robinson's soulfulness were some other worthy items to experience.